Assemblymember Ting Brings Bike Safety Fair Back to Ingleside

Assemblymember Phil Ting's annual Bike Safety Fair will be held in Ingleside this October. Courtesy photograph

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All things bicycling — lessons, repairs, a safety training obstacle course — are in store for those who peddle to Assemblymember Phil Ting’s annual Bike Safety Fair.

While last year’s was cancelled by the pandemic, this year’s fair will be held in Ingleside at Aptos Playground at Aptos Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 16. Held at different public locations in Assembly District 19, the fair was last held in the neighborhood in 2016.

The purpose of the family-oriented event is to train children of all ages “on how to ride a bike safely, learn about the Safe Routes to School program and hear about legislation that affects our community,” according to an announcement.

YBike, Aptos Parent Teacher Student Association, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Walk SF, Bay Area Bike Mobile, Ingleside-based bike repair shop Ocean Cyclery and Safe Routes to Schools will all be participating, Ting’s Senior Field Representative Alex Walker told the Ingleside Light.

One feature of the event will be a helmet giveaway.

While attendees are encouraged to bring their own bicycles, bicycles will be on hand to borrow.

Required COVID-19 safety protocols include masking for all participants over the age of two, registering of all attendees for potential contact tracing and prohibiting anyone with COVID-19 symptoms from attending the event, according to an announcement.

Bike Safety Fair Details

Date: Saturday, Oct. 16

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Aptos Playground at Aptos Middle School, 127 Aptos Ave.

Registration: Attendees are encouraged to register online. They can do so here.